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Dan Burgar
President Vancouver VR/AR Association
I'm the President of The Vancouver VR/AR Association I've led the growth for the VR/AR ecosystem in Vancouver, I helped turn Vancouver into a world leading hub for VR/AR. We promote technology adoption, incubate early-stage companies, scale VR/AR companies, facilitate international trade, attract foreign investment and build communities. I'm also a Co-Founder at Shape Immersive a leading creative VR/AR agency that build technology for the world leading brands.I focus on collaborating with companies to understand VR/AR and Mixed Reality technologies and to develop strategies for companies to roadmap for the future of computing and my mission has been to continually advancing immersive technology as a productive tool that will change the world. Previously I led the growth at Archiact and helped them grow into one of the worlds largest dedicated VR/MR content & strategy studio. I was featured in Forbes, Breakfast TV, BIV (Business In Vancouver), Roundhouse Radio, The Georgia Straight, BC Tech, BetaKit and have spoken at SXSW Interactive 2017, 2019 (Austin, TX), Annecy Festival France, Cambridge House: Extraordinary Future Conference, VR Days and DGC Dubai. I'm also a contributing writer for the VR Scout, VR Focus, BC Business and DailyHive. I was listed as BIV's BC's Top Forty Under 40 for 2018.

TALKS

10:00 - 10:30
Hall 2
Main Stage

Canadian Perspective: How to fuel the future of the VR/AR ecosystem.

Dan Burgar | Vancouver VR/AR Association

Joannah Apelo | VR Vision Inc

Peter Wittig | Motive.io

Daniel Japiassu | YDX Innovation

Nancy Basi | Vancouver Economic Commission